2018 Speakers

Conference Speakers

Lead Developer @bookingcom
Sr. Staff Engineer @UberATG
Agile Methods Coach & Advocate for Woman in Tech
Architect & Engineer in Real Time Data Infrastructure Team @...
Software Engineer @Google
Cofounder @honeycombio
Engineering Leader, Frontend Infrastructure @Slack
Ex-NASA Researcher and High Performance Distributed Systems Whisperer
Developer Evangelist @Twilio
Founder @Tozny & Authentication and Privacy Specialist
Founder @botchagalupe
Program Manager on the Azure DevOps Engineering Team @Microsoft
Consultant @Microsoft
Director of Digital Transformation @Tasktop
Java Performance Engineer @Oracle
Partner & Tech Lead @CarbonFive
VP, Production Engineering @packethost
VP Cloud Architecture Strategy @AWSCloud & Microservices Pioneer
Playback Edge Engineering @Netflix
Staff Developer Relations Engineer @Google Cloud Platform
AI @Stitch Fix
Director of Data Science @DevotedHealth
Advisor & Investor @Datazoom.io, former technical leader @Netflix...
Java Champion, First Lego League Coach, passionate about JVM...
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer @Rundeck
Senior Scientist @planetarysci (Planetary Science Institute)
VP of Engineering @ApartmentList
Co-founder, VP Product and Strategy @ZededaEdge & Member Board Of...
Professor and Department Chair @TELUQ - Université du Québec
Datacenter Performance Architect @Intel
Developer Advocate for GraalVM @Oracle
Co-Founder @hello_Elevate
CTO @AzulSystems
CEO and co-founder @LightStepHQ, Co-creator @OpenTracing API standard
Co-founder and CEO @glasnostic
Security Researcher @Google
Technology Director @Scott_Logic
Software Developer @Twitter
Director of Software Engineering, Java Virtual Machine @Oracle
AI, Ethics & Design: Author, Designer, Professor, Research Leader
Eclipse OpenJ9 and OMR Project Lead @IBM
Founder @codecooperative
Founder & Executive Director @humanutility
Site Reliability Engineer @Google
Product Manager (TensorFlow) @Google
Data Engineering and Analytics @Netflix
Sr. Security Engineer, Detection Engineering Lead @Netflix
Core Rust Team @RustLang
Software Developer @Google
Community Organizer, Founder of if-me.org, and Senior Software...
Co-founder Snowflake Computing @SnowflakeDB
Software Architect @Salesforce
Front-end Developer & User-experience Designer @Firstversionist
Developer Productivity @stripe
CTO @CircleCI
Founder and CEO @AkitaSoftware
Privacy & Data Protection Advisor @Pinterest
Author, Privacy and Security Leader, Digital Product Architect @Uber
Open Source Software Engineer @RedHat
Senior Engineering Leader, Kubernetes & SaaS @Google
Foundation Engineering @Stripe
Rust Core Team
Founder and CEO @Circonus, Editorial board of ACM's ‘Queue’
Principal Research Software Development Engineer @Microsoft
Software Engineer @confluentinc
VP of Product and Technology @FixdRepair
Engineering Manager @Facebook
Chief Privacy Officer @Slack
Director of Agile Learning Programs @ICAgile
Software Engineer @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, & Committer...
Editor-in-chief, InfoQ.com
Independent Technical Consultant
Engineering Manager @Linkedin focused on Big Data
Principal Program Manager @Microsoft & K8s Release Lead for 1.16
Developer Advocate for TensorFlow Lite @Google and Co-Author of TinyML
Senior Developer Relations Engineer Company @Google
VP Information Security @Netflix
Data Scientist @IBM
Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Assistant Professor @CalPoly
Developer Tooling Advocate @AWSCloud & CDK Core Contributor
Head of Platform @ZigluMoney

Workshop Speakers

Principal Engineer @SendGrid
Developer Advocate @GCPcloud
Managing Partner @ardanlabs, Author of Go In Action, & Organizer...
Head of Platform @ZigluMoney
Software Architect Focused on UI Design
Advisory Platform Architect @Pivotal
Staff Developer Relations Engineer @Google Cloud Platform
Project Lead of the Native Image Part of GraalVM @graalvm
Software Engineer @Gremlin
Cofounder @honeycombio
Platform Strategist @QuickenLoans
Solutions Architect @GremlinInc
Principal Software Architect @GrandCloud
Platform Architecture @pivotal
Principal Developer Advocate @LightStepHQ
Director of Agile Learning Programs @ICAgile
CTO @Unit21.ai and author of “Machine Learning & Security”

Sponsored Solutions Tracks Speakers

Cloud Platform Engineering Guild Leader @IBM
Principal Developer Advocate @LightStepHQ
Solution Architect Manager @RedisLabs
CTO @AzulSystems
Lead Developer Advocate @IBM
Principal Software Engineer @getsentry
Senior Director of Product Marketing @mariadb
Founder & CTO @Humio
Director of Product @WhiteSourceSoft
Developer Advocate @Camunda
Director of Developer Relations @karat
Technical Support Engineer @Site24x7
Developer Advocate @IBM
Director Solutions Architecture @wso2
Sr. Solutions Engineer @coachbasepro
Software Engineer @checkr
Web Architect @thoughtworks
Sales Engineer @Solace_CC
CTO @undo_io
Senior Solutions Architect @hazelcast
Engineering Manager @TeamAnodot
Developer Evangelist Lead @auth0
CEO and Co-Founder
Head of Engineering @codeclimate

Track Hosts

Management & Leadership Coach @haacked, previously @Github...
VP of Product and Technology @FixdRepair
Java Champion, First Lego League Coach, passionate about JVM...
Managing Editor and Product Manager C4Media
Senior Software Engineer @Google
CEO @SitePen
Founder @codecooperative
Founder @botchagalupe
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Engineer @Google, Kubeflow Technical Advisory Council Member
Privacy and Data Governance Advisor, currently Principal at Virtual...
Head of Customer Solutions, Security software engineer @CossackLabs
Sr. Staff Software Engineer @Tesla
Engineering Manager, SRE @Google
Founder and CEO @PulumiCorp

Programming Committee

QCon San Francisco Lead Chair, Co-host of the InfoQ Podcast, &...
VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay, Previously @StitchFix @...

Directory

First namesort descending Last name Short title
Aaron Blohowiak Engineering Manager @Netflix in Cloud Infrastructure
Adib Saikali Advisory Platform Architect @Pivotal
Ado Kukic Developer Evangelist Lead @auth0
Adrian Cockcroft VP Cloud Architecture Strategy @AWSCloud & Microservices Pioneer
Alex Qin Founder @codecooperative
Alexandra Paredes Head of Engineering @codeclimate
Alina Yurenko Developer Advocate for GraalVM @Oracle
Allen Wang Architect & Engineer in Real Time Data Infrastructure Team @Netflix
Amy Unruh Staff Developer Relations Engineer @Google Cloud Platform
Ana Medina Software Engineer @Gremlin
Anil Kumar Datacenter Performance Architect @Intel
Antoine Patton Holistic Tech Coach @unlockacademy
Anvita Pandit Software Developer @Google
Ashley Williams Core Rust Team @RustLang
Austin Parker Principal Developer Advocate @LightStepHQ
Ayana Miller Privacy & Data Protection Advisor @Pinterest
Ben Rockwood VP, Production Engineering @packethost
Ben Sigelman CEO and co-founder @LightStepHQ, Co-creator @OpenTracing API standard
Ben Hartshorne Engineer @honeycombio
Brian Martin Software Developer @Twitter
Bruce Edward DeBruhl Assistant Professor @CalPoly
Bryan Liles Staff Engineer @heptio
Carl Chesser Principal Engineer @Cerner
Cat Swetel Agile Methods Coach & Advocate for Woman in Tech
Charles Humble Editor-in-chief, InfoQ.com
Chintana Wilamuna Director Solutions Architecture @wso2
Chris Gillum Principal Engineering Manager @Microsoft, helping lead the Azure Functions Team
Chris Riccomini Distinguished Engineer @WePay
Chris Albon Director of Data Science @DevotedHealth
Christian Wimmer Project Lead of the Native Image Part of GraalVM @graalvm
Christie Wilson Software Engineer @Google
Christine Yen Cofounder @honeycombio
Christopher Woodruff Platform Strategist @QuickenLoans
Cindy Quach Site Reliability Engineer @Google
Clarence Chio CTO @Unit21.ai and author of “Machine Learning & Security”
Colin Eberhardt Technology Director @Scott_Logic
Colin McCabe Software Engineer @confluentinc
Courtney Hemphill Partner & Tech Lead @CarbonFive
Damon Edwards Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer @Rundeck
Daniel Lemire Professor and Department Chair @TELUQ - Université du Québec
Daniel Shapira Senior Security Researcher @PaloAltoNtwks
Daniel Situnayake Developer Advocate for TensorFlow Lite @Google and Co-Author of TinyML
Daniel Caesar Paul Technical Support Engineer @Site24x7
Danielle Leong Engineering Manager on GitHub's Community and Safety Team
Dmitry Petrashko Developer Productivity @stripe
Dominica DeGrandis Director of Digital Transformation @Tasktop
Elizabeth Schneider Consultant @Microsoft
Ellen Chisa CEO/Cofounder @darklang
Georgiy Mogelashvili Lead Developer @bookingcom
Gil Tene CTO @AzulSystems
Greg Law CTO @undo_io
Grishma Jena Data Scientist @IBM
Gunnar Morling Open Source Software Engineer @RedHat
Gwen Shapira Software Engineer @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, & Committer Apache Sqoop
Harry Brumleve VP of Product and Technology @FixdRepair
Hien Luu Engineering Manager @Linkedin focused on Big Data
Holly Bowen Software Engineer @checkr
Isaac Potoczny-Jones Founder @Tozny & Authentication and Privacy Specialist
Ivan Rodriguez Software Engineer @Google
Jabari Bell Founder @getgiya
Jade Abbott Senior Machine Learning Engineer @teamretrorabbit
James Ward Developer Advocate @GCPcloud
Jane Paek Solution Architect Manager @RedisLabs
Janet Bastiman Chief Science Officer @StoryStreamAI
Jason Chan VP Information Security @Netflix
Jean Yang Founder and CEO @AkitaSoftware
Jeff Martin Director of Product @WhiteSourceSoft
Jessica Kerr Polyglot Functional Developer @atomist
John Willis Founder @botchagalupe
Jonathan Perry CEO and Co-Founder
Josh Evans Advisor & Investor @Datazoom.io, former technical leader @Netflix & @GitHub
Julia Nguyen Community Organizer, Founder of if-me.org, and Senior Software Engineer @Mailchimp
June Andrews AI @Stitch Fix
Justin Cormack Developer @Docker
Justin Ryan Playback Edge Engineering @Netflix
Karen Casella Director of Engineering @Netflix, previously leading architecture teams @eBay & @Sun
Kate Sills Software Engineer @agoric
Katharina Probst Senior Engineering Leader, Kubernetes & SaaS @Google
Kilian Valkhof Front-end Developer & User-experience Designer @Firstversionist
Kresten Thorup Founder & CTO @Humio
Lachlan Evenson Principal Program Manager @Microsoft & K8s Release Lead for 1.16
Leah Robert Sales Engineer @Solace_CC
Lucas Beeler Senior Solutions Architect @hazelcast
Luke Hoban TypeScript Co-Creator
Lusen Mendel Director of Developer Relations @karat
Mark Stoodley Eclipse OpenJ9 and OMR Project Lead @IBM
Markus De Shon Sr. Security Engineer, Detection Engineering Lead @Netflix
Masha Sedova Co-Founder @hello_Elevate
Matt Robenolt Principal Software Engineer @getsentry
Matt Turner Head of Platform @ZigluMoney
Matt Ranney Sr. Staff Engineer @UberATG
Megan Cristina Chief Privacy Officer @Slack
Melanie Warrick Senior Developer Relations Engineer Company @Google
Michael Tingley Engineering Manager @Facebook
Michal Moskal Principal Research Software Development Engineer @Microsoft
Mikael Vidstedt Director of Software Engineering, Java Virtual Machine @Oracle
Mike McGarr Engineering Leader, Frontend Infrastructure @Slack
Molly Wright Steenson AI, Ethics & Design: Author, Designer, Professor, Research Leader
Monica Beckwith Java Champion, First Lego League Coach, passionate about JVM Performance @Microsoft
Natalie Silvanovich Security Researcher @Google
Nate Schutta Software Architect Focused on UI Design
Neha Batra Engineering Manager on Desktop @GitHub
Niall Deehan Developer Advocate @Camunda
Nickolas Means Senior Engineering Manager @GitHub
Nisha Kumar Open Source Engineer @VMware
Nishant Bhajaria Author, Privacy and Security Leader, Digital Product Architect @Uber
Oleg Kuzmin Sr. Solutions Engineer @coachbasepro
Paige Bailey Product Manager (TensorFlow) @Google
Pamela Gay Senior Scientist @planetarysci (Planetary Science Institute)
Pat Helland Software Architect @Salesforce
Pratik Patel Lead Developer Advocate @IBM
Randy Shoup VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay, Previously @StitchFix @Google & @Ebay
Richard Boyd Developer Tooling Advocate @AWSCloud & CDK Core Contributor
Robert Zuber CTO @CircleCI
Roman Shaposhnik Co-founder, VP Product and Strategy @ZededaEdge & Member Board Of Directors for LF Edge @linuxfoundation
Ryan Knight Principal Software Architect @GrandCloud
Sailesh Mukil Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Sarah Shewell Director of Engineering @GravityPymts
Sasha Rosenbaum Program Manager on the Azure DevOps Engineering Team @Microsoft
Satyajit Thadeshwar Senior Software Engineer in Product Edge Access Services Team @Netflix
Scott Davis Web Architect @thoughtworks
Sergey Kuksenko Java Performance Engineer @Oracle
Shane Johnson Senior Director of Product Marketing @mariadb
Shane Hastie Director of Agile Learning Programs @ICAgile
Shriya Arora Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Sonali Sharma Data Engineering and Analytics @Netflix
Steef-Jan Wiggers
Steve Kinney Principal Engineer @SendGrid
Steve Klabnik Rust Core Team
Stuart Charlton Platform Architecture @pivotal
Surya Duggirala Cloud Platform Engineering Guild Leader @IBM
Sushma Nallapeta VP of Engineering @ApartmentList
Theo Schlossnagle Founder and CEO @Circonus, Editorial board of ACM's ‘Queue’
Thierry Cruanes Co-founder Snowflake Computing @SnowflakeDB
Tiffani Ashley Bell Founder & Executive Director @humanutility
Tilde Thurium Developer Evangelist @Twilio
Tobias Kunze Co-founder and CEO @glasnostic
Todd Montgomery Ex-NASA Researcher and High Performance Distributed Systems Whisperer
Tomer Priel Engineering Manager @TeamAnodot
Vasily Vlasov Engineering Leader @Netflix
Victor Dibia Research Engineer in Machine Learning @cloudera
Vidya Nagarajan Heads Product Management for Identity-as-a-service product (Cloud Identity) @Google
Vincent Huang Solutions Architect @GremlinInc
Will Larson Foundation Engineering @Stripe
William Korando Developer Advocate @IBM
William Kennedy Managing Partner @ardanlabs, Author of Go In Action, & Organizer of Go / Mongo Meetups in Miami
Yevgeniy Brikman Co-founder @gruntwork_io
Zhamak Dehghani Principal Technology Consultant @ThoughtWorks

2020 Tracks

  • Architecting for Confidence: Building Resilient Systems

    Your system will fail. Build systems with the confidence to know when they do and you won’t.

  • Remotely Productive: Remote Teams & Software

    More and more companies are moving to remote work. How do you build, work on, and lead teams remotely?

  • Operating Microservices

    Building and operating distributed systems is hard, and microservices are no different. Learn strategies for not just building a service but operating them at scale.

  • Distributed Systems for Developers

    Computer science in practice. An applied track that fuses together the human side of computer science with the technical choices that are made along the way

  • The Future of APIs

    Web-based API continue to evolve. The track provides the what, how, and why of future APIs, including GraphQL, Backend for Frontend, gRPC, & ReST

  • Resurgence of Functional Programming

    What was once a paradigm shift in how we thought of programming languages is now main stream in nearly all modern languages. Hear how software shops are infusing concepts like pure functions and immutablity into their architectures and design choices.

  • Social Responsibility: Implications of Building Modern Software

    Software has an ever increasing impact on individuals and society. Understanding these implications helps build software that works for all users

  • Non-Technical Skills for Technical Folks

    To be an effective engineer, requires more than great coding skills. Learn the subtle arts of the tech lead, including empathy, communication, and organization.

  • Clientside: From WASM to Browser Applications

    Dive into some of the technologies that can be leveraged to ultimately deliver a more impactful interaction between the user and client.

  • Languages of Infra

    More than just Infrastructure as a Service, today we have libraries, languages, and platforms that help us define our infra. Languages of Infra explore languages and libraries being used today to build modern cloud native architectures.

  • Mechanical Sympathy: The Software/Hardware Divide

    Understanding the Hardware Makes You a Better Developer

  • Paths to Production: Deployment Pipelines as a Competitive Advantage

    Deployment pipelines allow us to push to production at ever increasing volume. Paths to production looks at how some of software's most well known shops continuous deliver code.

  • Java, The Platform

    Mobile, Micro, Modular: The platform continues to evolve and change. Discover how the platform continues to drive us forward.

  • Security for Engineers

    How to build secure, yet usable, systems from the engineer's perspective.

  • Modern Data Engineering

    The innovations necessary to build towards a fully automated decentralized data warehouse.

  • Machine Learning for the Software Engineer

    AI and machine learning are more approachable than ever. Discover how ML, deep learning, and other modern approaches are being used in practice by Software Engineers.

  • Inclusion & Diversity in Tech

    The road map to an inclusive and diverse tech organization. *Diversity & Inclusion defined as the inclusion of all individuals in an within tech, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation, and physical or mental fitness.

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    How do they do it? In QCon's marquee Architectures track, we learn what it takes to operate at large scale from well-known names in our industry. You will take away hard-earned architectural lessons on scalability, reliability, throughput, and performance.